In recent years the healthcare industry has become more digitized than ever before. Where once healthcare providers refused to listen to symptoms of patients on the phone without them first coming in for an in-person evaluation, now a big chunk of doctor-patient communication is done virtually through digital technologies such as wearable devices, virtual health assistants, wellness management applications, and patient portals.
Digital health consulting is a specialized field in the healthcare industry that deals with the implementation of big data analytics and digital solutions to improve patient outcomes. The focus is on working together with healthcare companies to have a smoother transition into becoming digital health organizations.
Digital health consultants usually work as a team with the designated business client to develop different technologies such as electronic health records (EHR), mobile health apps, or virtual assistants. Consultants also come up with a development strategy through which an organization can use big data analytics or artificial intelligence to enhance clinical decision-making and patient engagement.